Learning Preference Change Opportunity for September 2023

Posted On Monday January 16, 2023

Further to the message sent on Wednesday, January 11, we are asking that families choose between in-person or virtual learning for next year by visiting the Parent Portal between Monday, January 16 and Friday, January 27, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

If you are satisfied with your child(ren)’s current mode of learning, you do not need to do anything further.

If you would like to change your child’s learning preference for next year:

  1. Sign into the Parent Portal.
  2. Click the “Learning Preference” tab located on the left-hand navigation bar.
  3. Inform us if you would like to change their learning preference by selecting “In-Person Learning at a DDSB School” OR “Virtual Learning through DDSB@Home” and then click “Submit”.

The deadline to make a change is Friday, January 27 at 11:59 p.m.

We are asking that you to make this decision now for the 2023-24 school year as we need the time to ensure that we can appropriately staff schools and provide stability for learning once the year is underway. We recognize that this may be a difficult choice and ask that you consider your decision carefully as students will not have the opportunity to switch learning options throughout the year.

If a change is not made before the deadline of Friday, January 27 at 11:59 p.m., your child will automatically continue in their current learning mode.

Please note: The DDSB will continue to offer virtual online learning through DDSB@Home for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 for the 2023-24 school year, subject to student enrollment. Should sufficient enrollment not be available at the elementary or secondary levels, students would need to attend their in-person designated home school. Communication to those families will occur after the registration process so that they are aware if the virtual school is viable.

DDSB@Home Elementary: Specialized programs will only be available through DDSB@Home Elementary?if there is sufficient enrollment to offer the classes. Those programs include French Immersion and Gifted Programming.

DDSB@Home Secondary: Specialized programs including French Immersion and Gifted Programming will not be?available?through?DDSB@Home?Secondary.

New DDSB Students: Elementary students who are entering Junior Kindergarten or are new to DDSB and secondary students who are new to DDSB can select DDSB@Home Elementary or DDSB@Home Secondary from the list of school options on the New Student Registration form.

For additional information, we have created a Frequently Asked Questions page to help answer student/parent/guardian questions. We encourage you to review this page before making your decision.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this communication and for your timely response. We appreciate your understanding that early planning is necessary in order to ensure a successful start to the 2023-24 school year.

If you are having trouble logging into the Parent Portal, please contact your home school’s office for assistance. For Parent Portal FAQs and login instructions please visit https://bit.ly/3ljX8MB.